A Secret Skinny Smoked Salmon Hummus Dip

A Secret Skinny Smoked Salmon Hummus Dip

I think it's a little bit cruel that the "snacking season" aka Christmas is also our bikini wearing season. I don't know about you, but my swimwear seems to have shrunk over the winter. I've realised I'm going to need to lighten up some of my snacks if I intend on splashing around in the water this Continue reading

Kid Friendly Thermomix Mexican Chili Nachos

Kid Friendly Thermomix Mexican Chili Nachos

The other day I asked child number 4 what he wanted for dinner.  His answer was Mexican Chili Nachos. I don't often ask the children for dinner requests because I dread the answer. After having five children I now hate spaghetti Bolognese with a passion. Plus, the next request after spag bol, is Continue reading

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Today's recipe is definitely not a delicate affair! My rustic melted Brie Cobb is a no holds barred, dig in type of dish.  The idea for this dish came from a few different sources. I have previously made a pastry encrusted Baked Camembert, a Cheese Fondue and a Deep Fried Camembert but my love of Continue reading

Homemade Thai Fish Cakes -Tod Mun Pla

Homemade Thai Fish Cakes -Tod Mun Pla

Whenever we travel internationally I like to attend various cooking schools so I can get a feel for the ingredients and flavours of that country. Thai Fish Cakes is a very popular restaurant dish in Australia so on my last trip to Thailand I was looking forward to perfecting the recipe. Tod Continue reading

Ham Cheese Puffs w Savoury Fig Jam

Ham Cheese Puffs w Savoury Fig Jam

Merry Christmas all! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is now looking forward to the New Year. I'm already planning for a delicious New Year's cocktail party and these ham cheese puffs will be part of the menu. At this time of year I like to keep food simple, so we tend to Continue reading

Deep Fried Camembert Appetiser w Spiced Cherry Paste

Deep Fried Camembert Appetiser w Spiced Cherry Paste

Appetisers and finger foods are my favourite types of dishes! I love to eat them, and I love to serve them to others. They're particularly special because they are so small, and every bit of deliciousness is contained in those one or two mouthfuls. As my husband tells me, "Each bite needs to be a Continue reading

Homemade Falafel Wraps – Vegan

Homemade Falafel Wraps – Vegan

When I have a food craving it rarely diminishes over time.  Usually it becomes a maddening obsession until I finally relent and satisfy my desire for the particular item.  That is all well and good if the item is nearby. Typically the items I crave are dishes I've eaten in a far away country, Continue reading

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

The "graveyard" shift in a call centre was both a boon and a bane for me. When Manila became a major US outsourcing hub in the early 2000s, salaries upped several notches. I did jump on the bandwagon as many of us did. There was a catch, though - the challenge of keeping myself awake Continue reading

Hot and Spicy Gambas Recipe

Hot and Spicy Gambas Recipe

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Oh, I missed greeting you that...just as I missed "cooking" for all of you. Mind the quotation marks as regular readers would know I am not a cook! You all knew how much sweat I let out to pull off my first dish here. Do you still remember what Continue reading

Love is in the Air – Valentines Day Hamper

Love is in the Air – Valentines Day Hamper

The most decadent hamper arrived at my door a few days ago.  While I was signing for it, the delivery lady mused that it must be a Valentines Day hamper. I looked at her surprised, Valentines Day was two weeks away, why would she guess Valentines Day and not my birthday, or some other Continue reading

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